Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:56 PM
I have an ADATA C802 USB pen drive which I keep Word and Excel files on.
I am unable to open one of my Excel files which is 80kb in size and just had text and numbers in it (ie no macros or formulas).
It is a password protected file, and I had 2 worksheets in the file.
I have opened and worked on the file numerous times before with no problem opening it. I last worked on it a week ago, edited some data and re-saved it.
Today, when I now try to open it, it comes up with the message as below:
"file cannot be accessed. the file may be read-only or you may be trying to access a read only location, or the server the document is stored on may not be responding".
When I press "re-try" it says the file may be corrupted.
My PC is Windows XP, and the Excel file was originally created in Ofice2000.
Other files I have on the USB stick are opening up fine.
I have since removed all the other files off my USB pen drive and just have the one excel file I am unable to open left on it.
I have tried 2 data re-covery tools (Recuva and Easmus) with no luck....still get the same message.
Does anyone have any suggestions or tools they can point me towards I can try so I can access the file and open it?